WASHINGTON, DC- The Department of Transportation has awarded grants to seven district airports in the Second Congressional District for various projects including the installation of perimeter fencing, runway rehabilitation and extension, and drainage improvement.

These improvements will provide safer facilities and extended usage for the airports receiving grants.

The grants, administered through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), went to Dothan, Elba, Enterprise, Evergreen, Prattville, Union Springs, and Wetumpka.

“I am extremely pleased that our local airports are receiving much-needed funding to improve their facilities,” Bright said.

“These airports provide an important commercial and recreational service to both users and the communities they serve. They can also help aid in a region’s economic development efforts. These grants will help airports better serve their communities, and that’s something for which the whole region can be proud.”

Airports receiving funding include:

•Carl Folsom Airport in Elba will receive $155,192 to construct a new fuel farm, a new helipad, improve drainage around the facilities, and install perimeter fencing.

•Dothan Regional Airport will receive $457,362 to install perimeter fencing and rehabilitate pavement on the airport parking apron.

•Enterprise Municipal Airport will receive $113,830 to rehabilitate the runway pavement.

•Franklin Field in Union Springs will receive $174,347 to conduct an environmental study to assess the environmental impact of a runway extension. The funding will also provide a new airport beacon and runway lighting to improve safety and restore evening operations.

•Middleton Field in Evergreen will receive $115,805 for land acquisition to maintain Runway Protection Zones.

•Prattville-Gouby Field Airport will receive $424,370 to expand the airplane parking apron.

•Wetumpka Municipal Airport will receive $139,367 to improve the airfield drainage system.

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